- Bruce—Grey—Owen Sound
Chris Albinati is proud to represent the forward-looking vision of the Green Party to the people of Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound in the territories of the Saugeen Ojibway Nation.
As a lawyer, activist, award-winning community journalist, and parent of two young children, Chris brings a set of skills that are specifically designed for listening and responding directly to the community he serves, and advocating for the needs and interests that they prioritize.
Chris was born in Winnipeg to an Isinay-Filipino mother and Irish-French Canadian father. He grew up in Calgary, and over the last ten years has lived and worked in Montréal, Kamloops, and Vancouver.
Chris is connected to Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound in many ways. As a child he grew up learning about his roots in Owen Sound from his grandmother Enid Owens, who would tell him stories about her cousin, Eddie Sargent.
While working in Montreal, Chris met his wife Carolyn, who was born in Wiarton and grew up on a farm near Sauble Beach. Together, they have two young children, Theo and Uma, and are happy to call Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound home.
Chris has degrees in journalism and law. He is a practising member with both the Law Society of British Columbia and the Law Society of Upper Canada. He is presently an LLM Candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School at York University, where his work is focused on the reconciliation of Indigenous Peoples and Canadians, and is supported by a Fellowship from the Law Foundation of British Columbia.
Chris is a strong advocate for the people he represents. As a community journalist he served as an elected member on a number of committees. As a law student at Thompson Rivers University, Chris was elected to the Senate, where he served a one-year term before being elected as Vice-President of the Indigenous Law Students Association.
Chris has decided to represent the Green Party in this election because he believes that politics must be about advocacy, that governance must be about accountability, and that the people of Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound should have a candidate that is committed to delivering on both.
The Green Party of Canada is excited to have Chris Albinati as our candidate in the riding of Bruce—Grey—Owen Sound.